Things pretty quiet on the visibility front?
You’ve tried to follow advice from the “guru de jour” to get your writing career on the map, but despite your best efforts, your ideal audience remains surprisingly resistant to your appeal.
What’s worse, is that you know it’s possible to build a loyal, invested community, because the evidence is all around you.
Somehow, both new and experienced writers are finding ways to stand out and get their work noticed.
But here you are, playing patty-cake with the crickets, debating if it would hurt to just let one of those spam comments through (it’s about time your blog got a little love, right?):
“am to a great extent impressed with the article I have just read. There is not much to say except the following universal truth: You never know where to look when eating a banana. I will be back.”
Okay, maybe not.
(Desperate chic is not the look that bestselling authors are wearing this season.)
So what does it really take to get noticed?
Let’s be honest. Some of the top-selling authors and über successful Indie-entrepreneurs are pretty impressive.
There’s no doubt they have that it factor that compels us to listen (or to act).
But are they six figures a year more charismatic than you? 65,000 plus Twitter followers wittier than you? Sell a million copies and get a sparkly-vampire-movie-deal more talented than you?
What is it that they have that you don’t?
Deep pockets? A better agent?
Nope. [Read more…]